‘Britannia’ preview: First story hints revealed for Season 3!

The first details have been released for the third season of Britannia.

Starring David Morrissey (The Walking Dead) and Mackenzie Crook (The Office), the British historical fantasy series set in 43AD launched on Sky Atlantic in 2018.

It was confirmed last month that Britannia has been renewed by Sky for a third season, following the success of Season 2 last year.

The first season followed the story of the Roman invasion led by General Aulus (David Morrissey) who sought to crush the Celtic heart of Britannia, a mysterious land led by warrior women and powerful Druids.

In Season 2 we joined General Aulus two years on from invading Britannia romanising willing Celt tribes with the help of Celtic Queen Amena (Annabel Scholey), and crushing those who tried to resist. The only form of hope for the Druids and Celts was Cait (Eleanor Worthington-Cox), a young girl being trained by outcast Druid Divis (played by Nikolaj Lie Kaas), to fulfil a prophecy that would save Britannia from the Romans.

But an epic battle of wills divided the druids in the form of two Druid brothers – Veran and Harka (Mackenzie Crook) putting the prophecy in jeopardy.

Season 3 will see a radical transformation in Cait’s journey as the Chosen One with a decision that will tie her to the future of her war-torn people and their ravaged land.

Meanwhile, Aulus will come under pressure from a new and dark force – otherwise known as his wife – and Amena will find herself in a lethal Ménage à trois with both of them.

Other storylines will feature Divis getting a new job which he despises, and Veran going to the underworld and seeing the future.

Britannia writer and creator Jez Butterworth commented: “We’re very excited to be continuing our mythic journey through Ancient Britain.”

He joked: “This year was a particularly good vintage for mushrooms here in the West Country, so we strongly suggest you hold on to your hats.”

The third season begins production later this year and is expected to premiere on Sky Atlantic in the UK in early 2021.

Britannia is available to watch on Amazon Prime.